Enlarge / The ECS LIVA QC710 mini PC. (credit: ECS)
Developers interested in testing out the ARM versions of Windows haven’t had much flexibility when it comes to testing hardware. On one end of the spectrum are $1,000-ish tablets like the Surface Pro X, which, especially for indie developers, is a lot of cash to drop just to dabble in a new hardware ecosystem. And while you can technically run Windows 10 and 11 on a Raspberry Pi 4, performance even on a 4 GB or 8 GB Pi leaves a lot to be desired (it’s also not actually permitted by Windows’ licensing restrictions).
But there’s now a solution to this problem in the form of the ECS LIVA QC710, an unassuming Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered Windows mini PC that is currently available in the Microsoft Store for a relatively reasonable $219. The box ships with the ARM version of Windows 10 Home, and